So the Republican National Committee has come out and denounced the NSA spying. Call it opportunism, but hell, i'd take it. Here's how the MSNBC article characterizes the shift:
The RNC's tidal shift reflects the reality that mass surveillance looks a lot more benign when your own party's leader is in charge of the operation. But the resolution also is a sign of the increasing influence of the libertarian wing of the party, especially supporters of Ron Paul and his son, Rand Paul, who have made government overreach in pursuit of terrorists a top issue.
The problem is that first part. Let's just say i was so singlemindedly opposed to the spying regardless of other issues that, using the massive influence of this blog, i ensured that Republicans had a major sweep in 2016. As soon as Republicans got back in power, they'd no longer be worried about Democrats controlling the NSA, and aside from their (fringe) libertarian wing, they'd go back to supporting it. But probably the Democrats would then go back to opposing it, as they did when the Bush administration was running it. So i can only get support from a political party while they are in the opposition.
I guess when i put it that way, this is actually a no-brainer. The Republicans are much better as an opposition party than the Democrats were under Bush. So i guess i should just be happy with the RNC's change and wait for them to start shutting down the government or whatever until they get their way on this.
By fnord12 | January 27, 2014, 1:11 PM | Liberal Outrage